Get to know the funkier side of Sydney soul artist Melita on her groove-laden new single ‘Crystal Logic’.
On ‘Crystal Logic’, Melita brings together lush synths and an infectious funk groove with her butter-smooth vocals and lyrical sensibility.
Building on the soul and R&B sounds of her 2022 singles ‘Delusional’ and ‘Hearticulate’, ‘Crystal Logic’ demonstrates the depth of Melita’s versatile artistry.
“Sonically, I am quite influenced by the ‘70s, and with this track I’m fusing funk and disco with modern pop elements,” Melita explains.
“After exploring a more mellow, soulful side in previous releases, I wanted to showcase a funkier, dance based side to my writing and production whilst still maintaining a heartfelt approach to my lyricism.”
‘Crystal Logic’ was recorded by Melita with her brother Alex Ertler at their home studio in Sydney. The track was mixed and mastered by John Ertler (Renee Geyer, Doug Parkinson, Marty Rhone).
A striking statement of intent for an exciting new artistic talent, ‘Crystal Logic’ is an outlet for Melita to help understand her emotions and herself.
“Thematically, the song delves into the dangers of living a life ruled by other people’s emotions,” Melita says.
“Ultimately, I wanted the tone of the track to be celebratory as learning to listen to my needs and prioritize myself is something I’m getting better at.”
Melita is also preparing for the upcoming release of her debut EP ‘Hearticulate’, playing a launch show at The Red Rattler (Sydney) in June alongside Kosher Groove and Ellen Mara.
“This EP is a collection of songs that navigates through defining moments and realizations during my late teenhood [sic] to early adulthood,” Melita says.
“Themes of confusion, growth and matters of the heart litter these songs which were all written on my bedroom piano and recorded with my brother. I felt that H’earticulate’ was such a perfect term to encapsulate what this debut body of work is to me. I’ve always used songwriting as a tool for self-discovery – a way to sift through complex emotions and reveal illuminating truths.”